Turkish governor says 'terrorist' explosives seized

Diyarbakir governor said that the plastic explosives seized in a recent operation conducted in his city were to be used in terrorist attacks to be waged in Turkey's major cities.

Turkish governor says 'terrorist' explosives seized

The governor of Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakir province said on Sunday that the plastic explosives seized in a recent operation conducted in his city were to be used in terrorist attacks to be waged in Turkey's major cities.

Holding a press conference at the headquarters of Diyarbakir Police Department, Governor Mustafa Toprak said "that security forces, who had been waging operations to prevent PKK attacks and PKK's drug trafficking activities, had found nearly 65 kilograms of plastic explosives inside the LPG tank of a truck a couple of days ago."

Toprak noted that "the explosives were similar to the hand-made bombs which had been confiscated in the Aegean province of Izmir on June 11 and deactivated in Ergani on August 5, adding that such explosives had been prepared by PKK terrorists active in the rural areas of Diyarbakir."

"It has been determined that suspects detained during the operations were planning to deliver the explosive materials to people getting prepared to stage major terrorist attacks in Turkey's metropolises," the governor said.

Toprak said "operations against the terrorist group would continue in a determined way."


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